Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister July Moyo said 40 000 people are in need of food aid following Cyclone Idai.
Moyo said this during whilst briefing embassies accredited to Zimbabwe, United Nations and other partners on Tropical Cyclone Idai. He said 179 people had died whilst 102 have been buried. Said Moyo:
In Manicaland the cumulative number of deaths is 179, burials (102), unidentified bodies buried (12), injuries (186), missing people (329) and displaced (6 788). The number of children affected (3 500), displaced refugees (2 000), number of casualties airlifted to Skyline (52), houses affected (7 703), food insecure population (40 064) and number of bridges damaged (11). In Masvingo the number of deaths is 6 while 6 257 people were affected. At least 511 households were displaced and 17 injured.